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Roof load capacity for 88' Chevy G20 Beauville
#793947 August 07th 2022 5:11 pm
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Dang! This info is hard to find! I'm loading up my roof with solar panels and so want to do this properly. I cannot find a specific roof load capacity for my model, but it appears that most other Chevy vans/suburbans are rated at 200 lbs dynamic roof load capacity. I'm right at the line at the moment, at 190lbs.

Anybody want to give their thoughts, or actually know what this model's roof load capacity is?

Cheers!

Re: Roof load capacity for 88' Chevy G20 Beauville
Coderunner #793982 August 08th 2022 1:08 pm
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Are you using some type of rack attached to the drip rails? While I do not have numbers from GM, I know that the racks that attach to the rails will support more load than your panels will need! I would not put any real load attached directly to the roof panel. I have been on racks on roofs of vans with WELL OVER 1000Lbs worth of humans that were attached to the rails.

Re: Roof load capacity for 88' Chevy G20 Beauville
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My son n law N I sat on the top of my Red van in a lawn chairs watching the lighting strikes, a couple hundred miles away, in Mexico and the roof held up great to the 450 lbs of both of us.

Your Solar panels wont do a thing to your roof ! You can even get up there to service them.


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